SWIT Sounds Abound #9

The music keeps coming faster than I can bat it away, so without further ado here’s a lot of great tracks that we’ve been listening to in July, now we’re off to try and catch up with August. Please do enjoy! Puzzle Muteson – Silver Swan (Bedroom Community) ‘Silver Swan’ taken from Puzzle Muteson’s new…

King Coya would never annoy ya

King Coya – E​-​Chango (zzk records) “E-Chango” by Argentina’s King Coya is just something else. Immediately catchy – fusing dance, funk and South American folk, the interplay of the main vocal and the dreamy female samples is simply genius. It’s one of the most original tunes I’ve heard in yonks and a serious contender for…

In the deep end with Small Fires

Small Fires – Backstroke One could get very depressed thinking about the disastrous and insane Brexit project that is being undertaken by the absurd British government, especially when you consider the consequences for free movement of people and the effects it will definitely have (and is already having) on cross-cultural co-operation. It goes against everything…

Above Above go above and beyond the beyonds

Philip Skovgaard aka Above Above is back with new single “Faux Gospel”. It’s a downbeat, distorted electronic rumination. Strong on atmospherics and tinged with sadness, it builds to an orchestral crescendo, conjuring images of ice fields, mountains, and vast empty places. Philip says “it’s just about how the days come and go, and what one…

SWIT Sounds Abound #8

A Slice Of Life – Restless Gods (Wool-E Discs) We featured A Slice Of Life’s debut ep last year, now Dirk Vreys has been in touch again to announce their full debut LP called RESTLESS which will be released on the 15th of August via Wool-E Discs. Back then I said “I guess artists like…

A Slice Of Life cut to the quick

We featured A Slice Of Life’s debut ep last year, now Dirk Vreys has been in touch again to announce their full debut LP called RESTLESS which will be released on the 15th of August via Wool-E Discs (where you can pre-order now via the Bandcamp link below). Back then I said “I guess artists…

I’m completely (dance) floored by Oli Hannaford

Oli Hannaford – Considering Both Sides (ft. Marna) (Splinter) ‘Considering Both Sides’is the new single from 22-year-old producer, singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Oli Hannaford. It’s the first track to be taken from Oli’s debut EP for Parisian label Splinter and sees him partner with London based vocalist Marna. It’s a multi-layered tale of unrequited love….

The tweet tweet sound of Tsvetochnyui 15

Tsvetochnyui 15 – Twitter Another fantastic tune from SWIT favs Tsvetochnyui 15 – ever-shifting, androgynous, mysterious, menacing – Twitter is a slinky, trip-hopped ballad with myriad twists and turns. Just superb. Stil waiting on those interview questions guys 😉 YouTube 2018 Playlist Spotify 2018 Playlist

The Catenary Wires have produced a parabola for our times*

The Catenary Wires – Was that Love?/ What About The Rings? The Catenary Wires is Amelia Fletcher and creative partner Rob Pursey, formerly of Talulah Gosh, Tender Trap and more. “Was That Love?” is a fragile, wistful ballad. The song is a warm, melancholy embrace and displays the duo’s melodic instincts to wonderful effect. “What…

Take a parachute and jump…with IO e la TIGRE

IO e la TIGRE – Se entrambi i nostri aerei cadessero (Garrincha Dischi) Welcome back to SWIT favourites IO e la Tigre with their sparkling new single “Se entrambi i nostri aerei cadessero” (If both our planes fall), the first single from their new album – entitled “GRRR POWER” which will be released in autumn…

Friedrich Sunlight won’t rain on your parade

Friedrich Sunlight – Kommen Und Gehen (Tapete) Kenji Kenji certainly comes and goes from project to project, from tune to tune, does the man ever get a moment’s rest? Are we complaining? Not in the least. “Kommen Und Gehen” is another songwriting masterclass – simply perfection from the wonderfully melodic vocals, the harmonies and especially…

Ratboys? Go figure.

Ratboys – Figure (Topshelf Records) photo by Johnny Fabrizio This is “Figure” by Chicago’s Ratboys (Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan). Displaying an almost obscene devotion to melody, these folks view the world with at least one arched-eyebrow and they write songs that make you feel happy to be alive. The deliriously brilliant video was made…